TERM/WEEK: THIRD TERM/WEEK 4
DATE: 2nd June 2020
SUBJECT: NATIONAL VALUES
REFERENCE MATERIALS: Online source and Comprehensive Civic Education for JSS 2.
BEHAVIOURAL OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, learners should be able to:
- Define Illiteracy
- Explain the causes of Illiteracy
- State the solutions to the problem of illiteracy
PRESENTATION OF LESSON
STEP 1: Meaning of Illiteracy
Illiteracy is an offensive term used to describe or classify somebody/ people who lack education and knowledge, especially people who neither read nor write. Hence, a person who is not able to read or write is referred to as being illiterate.
CAUSES OF ILLITERACY
- Traditions and values e.g where parents refuse to send female children to school.
- Wrong policies and priorities.
- Wrong attitude to education.
- Poor and inadequate facilities.
- Lack of access to schools.
EFFECTS OF ILLITERACY ON INDIVIDUALS AND THE SOCIETY
The effects or consequences of illiteracy include:
- Proneness to manipulations during elections.
- Abuse of rights.
- Inhibition of technological development, i.e. illiteracy does not go well.
SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM OF ILLITERACY
- Enabling policy environment e.g. Universal Basic Education (UBE)
- Provision of access and facilities e.g. schools and learning materials
- Citizenship education on the importance of literacy.
- Mobilization of citizens.
- Legislation to ensure school attendance up to a particular age.
- Encouragement and execution of poverty alleviation programmes in the country e.g providing scholarships, bursary awards etc.
- What is Illiteracy?
- What are the causes of illiteracy?
- What are the solutions to the problem of illiteracy?